Revised and updated, this second edition features information on 89 breweries and brewpubs across the Empire State. Each profile includes the brewery's story, styles of beer brewed, tours, food served, special features, and the author's "Pick" of the best beer to try. Additional sections on the brewing process, ales vs. lagers, and brewing with local ingredients are included.
Lew Bryson lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and writes about spirits and beer as managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine and as the other of other titles in Stackpole's Brewery series. Don Cazentre is the food and drink writer for the Syracuse Post-Standard. He has been writing about beer since 1995 and is the Upstate New York correspondent for Ale Street News. His beer and food stories have appeared in Beer Connoisseur, Great Lakes Brewing News, and other publications.